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by Saxub
Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Air Bravo/Thunder Airlines
Replies: 28
Views: 7402

Re: Air Bravo/Thunder Airlines

Places like this still exist. You just have to search a bit to find them, and usually thier names don't really pop up much online as people tend to talk more about places they disliked than places they enjoyed. Hidden gems in a way. If they are honest in saying they keep the ground program small, an...
by Saxub
Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Canadian Piper PA-28 down in Pennsylvania
Replies: 69
Views: 9990

Re: Canadian Piper PA-28 down in Pennsylvania

One learns far better, preparing, reading --- then going. I wonder about too much dependence being taught -- This was also done. Although after. Dependence, at least there was discouraged. Can't comment on other institutions. I was very happy with the instruction and felt they prepared students ext...
by Saxub
Sat Oct 22, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Canadian Piper PA-28 down in Pennsylvania
Replies: 69
Views: 9990

Re: Canadian Piper PA-28 down in Pennsylvania

I thought I read the thread and report fairly well. I missed the part where it said they were PPL through all the discussion about fuel burn and weather radar. My mistake.
by Saxub
Sat Oct 22, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Canadian Piper PA-28 down in Pennsylvania
Replies: 69
Views: 9990

Re: Canadian Piper PA-28 down in Pennsylvania

WTF are two student pilots and a trainee instructor doing on a "sort of field trip"? My flight school did trips to the USA regularly with the same system, one instructor and two students. One would sit in the back and the o ther fly there, then switch and the other would fly back. This allowed the ...
by Saxub
Sat Oct 22, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ATPL online ground school
Replies: 7
Views: 2383

Re: ATPL online ground school

CPL course and the INRAT were good IMO. PPL was as well. I found though at the ATPL level things were a bit messy, unorganized and redundant. The standard book study was much more helpful. I had the PPL recommend letter, and had issues with it at TC. Because I was not in the same region, they did no...
by Saxub
Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: float cleaning`
Replies: 16
Views: 3455

Re: float cleaning`

No experience with floats, but I managed to clean my boat pretty well with a power washer. But not sure how that would work with floats and lots of rivets etc. As said above ^^
by Saxub
Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Canadian Piper PA-28 down in Pennsylvania
Replies: 69
Views: 9990

Re: Canadian Piper PA-28 down in Pennsylvania

No, that I agree with and would not have happened at my school. I was just replying to the question regarding the trip in general. I was caught once overnight somewhere unexpectedly and called dispatch. They said don't worry about it just to try to leave early in the morning. I did, and they only ha...
by Saxub
Sat Oct 22, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Canadian Piper PA-28 down in Pennsylvania
Replies: 69
Views: 9990

Re: Canadian Piper PA-28 down in Pennsylvania

WTF are two student pilots and a trainee instructor doing on a "sort of field trip"? My flight school did trips to the USA regularly with the same system, one instructor and two students. One would sit in the back and the o ther fly there, then switch and the other would fly back. This allowed the ...
by Saxub
Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Didn't stay within gliding distance of shore
Replies: 8
Views: 2158

Re: Didn't stay within gliding distance of shore

SPOT in the rear baggage compartment? Yeah, that's smart. I keep mine within arms distance at all times.
by Saxub
Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: 'Name a time when...' questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1563

Re: 'Name a time when...' questions

Those questions are accurate. Study all of those, but don't be too rehearsed.
by Saxub
Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: low time pilot with a baby on the way
Replies: 19
Views: 4119

Re: low time pilot with a baby on the way

Suck it up and instruct until you get your 1000 hours, by then you will be in a better position to make a career decision. Phillyfan is right, except for the Phillyfan part...I know he's a closet Sens fan! Yeah, OP.. even if it's not "what you want" sometimes in life you have to make concessions on...
by Saxub
Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet and London: A mess or a success?
Replies: 32
Views: 19832

Re: WestJet and London: A mess or a success?

From 15 Aug to 15 Oct using FlightStats data, there were 369 WestJet 767 flights to and from LGW and Canada. Of these flights, 2 were diverted, 9 were cancelled, for a total rate of 3%. That's actually not that bad. 97% dispatch reliability this early in the game on airplanes that old is acceptable.
by Saxub
Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: CPL ground school freelancer
Replies: 5
Views: 1395

Re: CPL ground school freelancer

I had trouble with the letter from PilotTraining.ca because I was not in the region they operate in. So keep that in mind. If you out west or Toronto YMMV with that letter.
by Saxub
Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Multi training
Replies: 18
Views: 3246

Re: Multi training

I did my multi in like 7.5 hours including the ride.
by Saxub
Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Navajo Chieftan Engine
Replies: 26
Views: 3082

Re: Navajo Chieftan Engine

PilotDAR wrote:like only non metallic propellers

That right there is the killer. With low hanging props like the PA31, those props would get trashed flying out of gravel runways.
by Saxub
Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Career Path
Replies: 8
Views: 2452

Re: Career Path

I see posts like the above on this site quite often. I started flying late too, and left a great paying job with career progression to do it. Some people just want to do it as a career. Before flying commercially it was never really a recreational interest for me and in all honesty still isn't. It's...
by Saxub
Sun Oct 16, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Citation down North of Kelowna
Replies: 188
Views: 39015

Re: Citation down North of Kelowna

So I see moderate mixed from fzlvl to 18000 in the area. No severe forecast? Unless I missed something.
by Saxub
Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Citation down North of Kelowna
Replies: 188
Views: 39015

Re: Citation down North of Kelowna

The amount of icing needed to take down a Citation 6 minutes after take off at that low of an altitude would have to be pretty severe, wouldn't it? Anyone who has flown one have any insight to how much I would need to be built up for that to happen?
by Saxub
Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Career Path
Replies: 8
Views: 2452

Re: Career Path

I know lots of pilots who got started late 20's, myself included. If you can cut working for $25,000/yr for two years after flight school then go for it. After that, if you're creative you can find turbine jobs that pay well in the right seat or left seat light twins.
by Saxub
Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Citation down North of Kelowna
Replies: 188
Views: 39015

Re: Citation down North of Kelowna

Could a dual engine flame out turn this aircraft into a -2200ft/min glider? Perhaps dual engine failure, ingestion of birds etc.? Lots of migratory bird activity in Canada recently. Even at altitudes above 5000'.
by Saxub
Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Navajo Chieftan Engine
Replies: 26
Views: 3082

Re: Navajo Chieftan Engine

I'm less concerned about the turbo, and more concerned with the poor mag design. Single drive feeding a dual mag unit. No redundancy. I had an engine failure last year because the bearing holding the driveshaft to the dual mag unit decided to blow itself to infinity. I know I have not nearly as many...
by Saxub
Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Navajo Chieftan Engine
Replies: 26
Views: 3082

Re: Navajo Chieftan Engine

When maintained well, TIO540's run great. Chieftain is a dying breed. Replace the whole airplane with a Caravan. A dying breed? Really? The amount of Navajos flying around in Canada is pretty extensive. They are cheaper to operate, handle ice better, and have decent range and payload. If maintained ...
by Saxub
Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: How often do Sky Regional Airlines Pilots use Mathematics?
Replies: 7
Views: 4161

Re: How often do Sky Regional Airlines Pilots use Mathematics?

How often do Sky Regional Airlines Pilots use Mathematics in several phases of their work day such as during before flight briefings, in the air, after flight etc.? If so, what type of Math is expected and are you allowed to use a calculator for it? Does Sky Regional have apps and iPads/Laptops tha...
by Saxub
Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Perimeter
Replies: 37
Views: 8519

Re: Perimeter

I can vouch to that info above 100% correct. LOL Who starts these rumors, and how can someone who doesn't even work there anymore vouch that its 100% correct.... that is the real question that needs to be answered.... :roll: Well I was told it by someone who currently works there. That's why I said...

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